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Lump inside tongue (not visible)

Hello all,
I have been suffering from a virus for approximately two weeks, that has included runny nose, sore throat, drainage, etc.  yesterday, I noticed my tongue was bothering me.  It was painful and a little sore.  When I felt my tongue, I noticed there was a lump inside of my tongue that is painful to press on.  The lump is not visible, but can be felt if I grab the top and bottom of my tongue.  It is located on the right side of my tongue near the tip of my tongue.  I went and seen my doctor today and she diagnosed it as a thyroglossal cyst.  In doing more research, those cyst do not typically appear at the front of her tongue.  I am worried about this because my father has cancer in the base of his tongue cussed by HPV.  Does anybody have any insight as to what this can be?  I never noticed it until I got sick and it causes pain every time I stick my tongue out or try to eat.
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